Clinical Pathology

Clinical Pathology at NUH comprises five specialist departments:

  • Clinical Chemistry 
  • Diagnostic Haematology 
  • Immunology 
  • Blood Transfusion 
  • Molecular Diagnostics

We provide a wide range of analytical and advisory services, which are available for inpatients, outpatients and the community at large. As you would expect from a large teaching hospital this service is backed up with training and research programmes designed to improve patient care.

To ensure the highest standard of work we participate in extensive internal and external quality assurance schemes. Clinical Pathology (Lab number 8848) is UKAS accredited to ISO15189:2012 with an expiry date of 31/08/2022. For information about tests that are covered in this scope please refer to the UKAS website.
Any tests performed in Clinical Pathology that are not accredited are identified on the test report.


Click here to download the Clinical Pathology Service Directory

Click here to download the Antenatal Screening Services Handbook

Our team:

Clinical Pathology at NUH is provided by an expert team of over 200 staff working across our laboratories and offices. 

Service Manager: Mr Tom Atack 0115 924 9924 Ext: 61129

Clinical Head of Service: Dr Peter Prinsloo 0115 969 1169 Ext: 57271

Contact and find us

Please be aware that we cannot provide results directly to patients: results will only be provided to the GP or Consultant managing your care.



Tel: 0115 924 9924

Chemistry/haematology/immunologygeneral enquiries - Ext: 61168

Blood transfusion - Ext: 63660

Duty biochemist (biochemistry advice and interpretation) - Ext: 88680


Our location

A floor
West Block.


City Hospital

Tel: 0115 969 1169

Urgent requests - Ext: 55084

General enquiries: chemistry; haematology - Ext: 61168 or for urgent requests Ext: 55084

Blood transfusion - Ext: 55600

Duty biochemist (biochemistry advice and interpretation) - Ext: 59729


Our location

Off the Physiotherapy corridor




For security reasons visits to our laboratories must be pre-arranged and all visitors will be escorted.